Fianchetto definition

fēən-kĕtō, -chĕtō
The development in chess of a bishop from its original position to the second square of the adjacent knight's file.
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To develop as or set up a fianchetto.
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(chess) To move (a bishop) from its initial position diagonally into the adjacent knight's file.
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(chess) The development of a bishop by moving it one square to a long diagonal; specifically, a set of opening moves where a bishop is developed to the second rank of the adjacent knight file.

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(chess) To develop a bishop by moving it one square to a long diagonal; specifically, a set of opening moves where a bishop is developed to the second rank of the adjacent knight file.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fianchetto
Plural:
fianchetti

Origin of fianchetto

  • Italian diminutive of fianco flank from Old Italian from Old French flanc flank

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian, a diminutive of fianca ‘flank’.

    From Wiktionary